The University of Tennessee Mock Trial team was founded in 2008 and has been led by attorney-coach Michael Giglio from its inception. 


In the last 7 seasons, UTC Mock Trial has earned 60 individual awards, 9 bids to the American Mock Trial post-season competition, 3 bids to the National Championship, 12 top-3 tournament finishes, and a whole lot of airline and hotel points. 


Any current UTC undergraduate student with an interest in public speaking, debate, acting, law school, or academic competition is encouraged to join us. Come be a part of one of the most successful trial teams in the nation!

In the 2020-21 season, we're adapting to COVID conditions with all-virtual tournaments.  Even if you're staying at home and taking online classes, you can still be a part of the team!

Looking for a video example of mock trial? Check out this closing argument, this cross examination, or this witness performance.


Michael Giglio

Michael 'Gig' Giglio is an attorney and judge in Catoosa County with the Georgia State Bar. He has been coaching with UTC's mock trial program since its inception. In addtion, he is an adjunct professor at the university, teaching (the highly recommended) Justice and the American Trial Process. When not coaching or spending time with his wife, Greta, he is bemoaning the inevitable downfall of the Georgia Bulldogs at the hand of the Tennessee Vols.

Erika Hyde

Erika Hyde is an attorney  in Chattanooga and has been involved in AMTA as a competitor, judge or coach since 2006.  She was most recently head coach of the Duke mock trial program, before joining the UTC Mocs coaching staff in 2015. When she's not coaching, Erika enjoys exploring Chattanooga's restaurants with her husband and Chattanooga's dog parks with her shih tzu, Pepper.


Officers (2020-21)


Taylor Patton

Vice President

Jacob Fereday


Gable Willis


Raegan Abrams

2020-21 Team:

Sam Kline

Taylor Patton

Jackson Phillips

Sarah Emily Still

Hannah Bertram

Corinna Lingle

Isabelle Koslin

Gable Willis

Evan Pryor

Sophia Kennan

Raegan Abrams

Jacob Fereday

Jennah Hyppolite

Madison Jones

Lillian Lively

Lauren Graves

Yesmeen Minkara

MacKenzie Sims

Audrey Lawson

Stacy Cunningham

To learn more about joining our team, click here.